Christopher John Grace
July 12, 1978
Ashley Hinshaw (m. 2016)
Christopher John Grace ( // ; born July 12, 1978) is an American actor and editor. He is known for playing Eric Forman in the Fox sitcom That '70s Show , Eddie Brock / Venom in Sam Raimi's film Spider-Man 3 , Pete Monash in Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! , Carter Duryea in In Good Company , Edwin in Predators , Getty in Interstellar , Adrian Yates in American Ultra , and David Duke in Spike Lee's film BlacKkKlansman . His other film roles include Traffic , Mona Lisa Smile , Valentine's Day , Take Me Home Tonight , The Big Wedding , War Machine and Breakthrough .
Eric Albert Forman is a fictional character in Fox Network's That '70s Show, portrayed by Topher Grace. Eric is based on the adolescence of show creator Mark Brazill. Most of the show takes place at the Formans' home, particularly in the basement where he and his five friends hang out.
The Fox Broadcasting Company is an American free-to-air television network that is a flagship property of the Fox Corporation. The network is headquartered at 1211 Avenue of the Americas in New York City, with additional offices at the Fox Broadcasting Center and at the Fox Television Center in Los Angeles.
That '70s Show is an American television period sitcom that originally aired on Fox from August 23, 1998 to May 18, 2006. The series focused on the lives of a group of six teenage friends living in fictional Point Place, Wisconsin, from May 17, 1976 to December 31, 1979. The main teenage cast members were Topher Grace, Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, Danny Masterson, Laura Prepon and Wilmer Valderrama. The main adult cast members were Debra Jo Rupp, Kurtwood Smith, Don Stark, Tommy Chong and Tanya Roberts.
Grace was born in New York City, [ citation needed ]the son of Pat, an assistant to the schoolmaster of the New Canaan Country School, and John Grace, a Madison Avenue executive. He has a sister, Jenny. Grace is of Ashkenazi Jewish, English, and Irish descent.
The City of New York, usually called either New York City (NYC) or simply New York (NY), is the most populous city in the United States. With an estimated 2018 population of 8,398,748 distributed over a land area of about 302.6 square miles (784 km2), New York is also the most densely populated major city in the United States. Located at the southern tip of the state of New York, the city is the center of the New York metropolitan area, the largest metropolitan area in the world by urban landmass and one of the world's most populous megacities, with an estimated 19,979,477 people in its 2018 Metropolitan Statistical Area and 22,679,948 residents in its Combined Statistical Area. A global power city, New York City has been described as the cultural, financial, and media capital of the world, and exerts a significant impact upon commerce, entertainment, research, technology, education, politics, tourism, art, fashion, and sports. The city's fast pace has inspired the term New York minute. Home to the headquarters of the United Nations, New York is an important center for international diplomacy.
The word schoolmaster, or simply master, refers to a male school teacher. This usage survives in British independent schools, both secondary and preparatory, but is generally obsolete elsewhere.
New Canaan Country School is an independent, private day school in New Canaan, Connecticut for students in Beginners through Grade 9 from Fairfield and Westchester Counties. The current head of school is Aaron Cooper.
Grace grew up in Darien, Connecticut, where actress Kate Bosworth was a middle-school friend, and actress Chloë Sevigny —who later appeared with him in high school stage plays—was sometimes his babysitter.
Darien is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States, 37 miles northeast of New York City. With a population of 20,732 for the 2010 census and a land area of just under 13 square miles, it is the smallest town on Connecticut's "Gold Coast". Darien is one of the wealthiest communities in the U.S.; it was listed at #2 on CNN Money's list of "top-earning towns" in the United States as of 2010. In 2018, data from the American Community Survey revealed that Darien was the wealthiest municipality in the United States, with a median household income of $208,125. Bloomberg's 2019 "America's 100 Richest Places" ranking placed Darien in the top 10, with an average household income of $341,090.
Katherine Ann Bosworth is an American actress and model. Following minor roles in the films The Horse Whisperer (1998) and Remember the Titans (2000), she rose to prominence with her role as a teenage surfer in the box-office hit Blue Crush (2002).
Chloë Stevens Sevigny is an American actress, director, model, and fashion designer. She is mostly known for her work in independent films, often appearing in controversial or experimental features. She is the recipient of several accolades, including a Golden Globe, a Satellite Award, and an Independent Spirit Award, as well as Academy Award and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations. She also has a career in fashion design concurrent with her acting work. Over the years, her alternative fashion sense has earned her a reputation as a "style icon".
Grace was cast as Eric Forman on Fox's That '70s Show , which debuted in 1998. He played the role until season 7. His character was written out and replaced with a new character named Randy Pearson (Josh Meyers). Grace made a brief guest appearance in the final episode.
Joshua Dylan Meyers is an American actor and comedian, known for being a cast member of the sketch comedy series Mad TV and playing Randy Pearson in the eighth and final season of That '70s Show. He is the younger brother of former SNL cast member and Late Night host Seth Meyers.
In show business, a guest appearance is the participation of an outsider performer in an event such as a music record or concert, show, etc., when the performer does not belong to the regular cast, band or other performing group. In music, such an outside performer is often referred to as a guest artist. In performance art, the terms guest role or guest star are also common, the latter term specifically indicating the guest appearance of a celebrity. The latter is often also credited as special guest star or special musical guest star by some production companies.
Grace played a prep school student who used marijuana and introduced his girlfriend to freebasing in director Steven Soderbergh's 2000 film Traffic , as well as having uncredited cameos as himself in Soderbergh's Ocean's Eleven and its 2004 sequel, Ocean's Twelve . "The joke is that you're supposed to play the worst version of yourself and I don't think too many people are comfortable with that. I never thought for a second that people were really going to think that's what I was like. I think that people will know that I was faking it in those movies", he told Flaunt magazine in 2007.[ citation needed ]
Steven Andrew Soderbergh is an American filmmaker, screenwriter, producer, and actor. He is considered one of the founding pioneers of the independent cinema movement and among the most acclaimed and prolific filmmakers of his generation.
Traffic is a 2000 American crime drama film directed by Steven Soderbergh and written by Stephen Gaghan. It explores the illegal drug trade from a number of perspectives: users, enforcers, politicians, and traffickers. Their stories are edited together throughout the film, although some of the characters do not meet each other. The film is an adaptation of the 1989 British Channel 4 television series Traffik.
A cameo role or cameo appearance is a brief appearance or voice part of a well known person in a work of the performing arts. These roles are generally small, many of them non-speaking ones, and are commonly either appearances in a work in which they hold some special significance or renowned people making uncredited appearances. Short appearances by celebrities, film directors, politicians, athletes or musicians are common. A crew member of the movie or show playing a minor role can be referred to as a cameo as well, such as Alfred Hitchcock's frequently performed cameos.
He planned to cameo in Ocean's Thirteen . However, due to his role in Spider-Man 3 , he had to abandon these plans. As Grace said, "I was doing reshoots on Spider-Man 3. I was bummed. I actually talked to Steven Soderbergh about that and we had a thing and then I couldn't do it."He appeared in director Mike Newell's 2003 film Mona Lisa Smile .
Ocean's Thirteen is a 2007 American heist film directed by Steven Soderbergh. It is the third and final film in the Ocean's Trilogy, following 2004's Ocean's Twelve. All the male cast members reprise their roles from the previous installments, but neither Julia Roberts nor Catherine Zeta-Jones return. Al Pacino and Ellen Barkin joined the cast as the characters' new targets.
Spider-Man 3 is a 2007 American superhero film based on the fictional Marvel Comics character Spider-Man. It was directed by Sam Raimi from a screenplay by Raimi, his older brother Ivan, and Alvin Sargent. It is the third and final installment in Raimi's original Spider-Man trilogy. The film stars Tobey Maguire as Peter Parker / Spider-Man, alongside Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Thomas Haden Church, Topher Grace, Bryce Dallas Howard, James Cromwell, Rosemary Harris, and J. K. Simmons. Following the events of Spider-Man 2, as Peter Parker prepares his future with Mary Jane Watson, he bonds with an extraterrestrial symbiote, bringing out his anger, while facing two demons from his past: Uncle Ben's killer, who becomes Sandman after a freak accident, and Harry Osborn, who seeks vengeance for his father’s death.
Michael Cormac Newell is an English director and producer of motion pictures for film and television. Newell won the 1994 BAFTA Award for Best Direction for Four Weddings and a Funeral.
In 2004, Grace played the leading roles in Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! and In Good Company . That same year, he starred in P.S. , which received only a limited theatrical release. Grace won the National Board of Review's 2004 award for Breakthrough Performance Actor for his work in In Good Company and P.S.
On January 15, 2005, Grace hosted Saturday Night Live .
In 2007, Grace portrayed Eddie Brock/Venom in Spider-Man 3 , directed by Sam Raimi. Grace himself was a fan of the comics and read the Venom stories as a kid.In 2009, Grace became the subject of a recurring column on the entertainment/pop culture site Videogum , entitled "What's Up With Topher Grace?"
In 2010, Grace appeared in the ensemble comedy Valentine's Day and played the character of Edwin in Predators , the last installment of the Predator (franchise) until 2018's The Predator.
In 2011, Grace appeared in the 1980s retro comedy Take Me Home Tonight .He co-wrote the script and co-produced the film. Grace also starred opposite Richard Gere in the spy thriller The Double .
In 2012, Grace starred alongside Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Matthew Gray Gubler in the social film The Beauty Inside , which won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding New Approach to an Original Daytime Program or Series in 2013. The film was directed by Drake Doremus and written by Richard Greenberg.
In 2014, Grace starred in the indie thriller The Calling , alongside Susan Sarandon,and appeared in Christopher Nolan's sci-fi adventure Interstellar , in a supporting role.
In October 2013, Grace joined HBO comedy pilot People In New Jersey with Sarah Silverman, but in January 2014, the pilot was passed on.
Grace co-starred in the comedy film American Ultra (2015), alongside Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart, playing a CIA agent.That same year, he co-starred in Truth , with Robert Redford and Cate Blanchett, and based on the story of CBS's 60 Minutes report that George W. Bush had received preferential treatment to keep him out of the Vietnam War. Grace played Mike Smith, a researcher on the story.
In January 2018, Grace joined the supernatural-thriller Delirium, which centers on a man recently released from a mental institute who inherits a mansion after his parents die. After a series of disturbing events, he comes to believe it is haunted.
In 2019, he played Billy Bauer in the 2nd episode of Black Mirror ’s 5th season, titled "Smithereens".
Topher has long held an interest in making his own edits of popular films, particularly those involving Star Wars. He has stated that this has become a source of relaxation for him. His edits were shared on his now-gone pop-culture website, Cereal Prize.
In 2012, he edited the Star Wars Prequel trilogy into one 85-minute film, titled "Star Wars: Episode III.5: The Editor Strikes Back" and showed it to select audiences. The edit utilized original footage, music from the Clone Wars series, and a portion from Anthony Daniels' audiobook recordings.
In 2014, he created a cut of Boogie Nights that served as a reconstruction of the character Brock Landers' fake movie "Angels Live in My Town".
In 2018, he created his own edit of The Hobbit, stating that “I think that maybe ‘The Hobbit’ should’ve been one movie, and many people would agree. Money drives a lot of those franchises. It’s better when the art leads”.He specifically edited this as a way to relax while portraying David Duke in Spike Lee's "BlackKk Klansman".
In 2019, Grace and editor Jeff Yorkes started a Twitter account for "Lou's Cafe", the pseudonym by which the two credit their work. The name comes from the diner featured in the film Back to the Future. Later that year, he and Yorkes were commissioned by Pixar to edit a retrospective for Toy Story 4, which was titled "Toy Story 4 Ever" and released on Pixar's YouTube account.
Grace started dating actress Ashley Hinshaw in January 2014, and the two became engaged in January 2015.On May 29, 2016, Grace and Hinshaw married near Santa Barbara, California. On August 1, 2017, Hinshaw confirmed that she and Grace were expecting their first child. Their daughter, Mabel Jane Grace, was born in November 2017.
Grace is a supporter of FINCA International, a microfinance organization.
|2001||Ocean's Eleven||Himself||Uncredited cameo|
|2003||Mona Lisa Smile||Tommy Donegal|
|2004||Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!||Pete Monash|
|2004||P.S.||F. Scott Feinstadt|
|2004||Ocean's Twelve||Himself||Uncredited cameo|
|2004||In Good Company||Carter Duryea|
|2007||Spider-Man 3||Eddie Brock / Venom|
|2008||Personal Effects||Clay (voice)||Uncredited|
|2010||Valentine's Day||Jason Morris|
|2010||Death Bed Subtext||Ben||Short film|
|2011||Take Me Home Tonight||Matt Franklin||Also writer and executive producer|
|2011||The Double||Ben Geary|
|2012||The Giant Mechanical Man||Doug|
|2013||The Big Wedding||Jared Griffin|
|2014||Don Peyote||Glavin Culpepper|
|2014||The Calling||Ben Wingate|
|2014||Playing It Cool||Scott|
|2015||American Ultra||Agent Adrian Yates|
|2017||War Machine||Matt Little|
|2017||Opening Night||Nick||Also producer|
|2018||Under the Silver Lake||Man at Bar|
|2019||Breakthrough||Pastor Jason Noble|
|1998–2006||That '70s Show||Eric Forman||179 episodes|
|2002||What's New, Scooby-Doo?||Guard 1 (voice)||Episode: "Space Ape at the Cape"|
|2003||King of the Hill||Chris (voice)||Episode: "Megalo Dale"|
|2005||Saturday Night Live||Himself / Host||Episode: "Topher Grace/The Killers"|
|2005||Stella||Older Kevin||Episode: "Paper Route"|
|2005||Robot Chicken||Eric Forman (voice)||Episode: "Gold Dust Gasoline"|
|2008||The Simpsons||Donny (voice)||Episode: "The Debarted"|
|2011||Too Big to Fail||Jim Wilkinson||Television film|
|2012||Comedy Bang! Bang!||Cameraman||Episode: "Seth Rogen Wears a Plaid Shirt & Brown Pants"|
|2012||The Beauty Inside||Alex||6 episodes|
|2013||People in New Jersey||Carl Levin||Unsold pilot|
|2015||The Muppets||Himself||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2015||Drunk History||Milton Bradley||Episode: "Games"|
|2016||TripTank||Leonard (voice)||Episode: "Sick Day"|
|2017||Workaholics||Noel||Episode: "Weed the People"|
|2017||Get Shorty||Tyler Mathis||2 episodes|
|2019||Love, Death & Robots||Rob||Episode: "Ice Age"|
|2019||The Hot Zone||Dr. Peter Jahrling||6 episodes|
|2019||Black Mirror||Billy Bauer||Episode: "Smithereens"|
|1999||In The Street||Eric Forman||Cheap Trick|
|2011||Don't You Want Me Baby||Himself||Atomic Tom|
|2007||Spider-Man 3||Eddie Brock / Venom|
|2012||Lonely, I'm Not||Porter||Second Stage Theatre|
|2001||Traffic||Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast on a Motion Picture||Won|
|Young Artist Award for Breakthrough Performance - Male||Won|
|2004||In Good Company||National Board of Review Award for Breakthrough Performance by an Actor||Won|
|New York Film Critics Circle Online Award for Breakthrough Performance||Won|
|Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!||Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor - Comedy||Nominated|
|Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie - Hissy Fit||Nominated|
|Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie - Lipock (shared with Kate Bosworth )||Nominated|
|2005||In Good Company||International Online Cinema Award for Best Breakthrough||Nominated|
|N/A||Premiere New Power Award for Actor||Won|
|2007||Spider-Man 3||Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie - Villain||Nominated|
|Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie - Rumble (shared with Tobey Maguire, James Franco & Thomas Haden Church )||Nominated|
|2008||MTV Movie + TV Award for Best Villain||Nominated|
|2018||BlacKKKlansman||Cinema Vanguard Award||Won|
|Artist of Distinction Award||Won|
|2019||Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast on a Motion Picture||Nominated|
|1999||That '70s Show||Teen Choice Award for Choice TV - Breakout Performance||Nominated|
|Young Artist Award for Breakthrough Performance in a Television Series - Leading Young Actor||Nominated|
|Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Television Series - Young Ensemble (shared with Laura Prepon, Mila Kunis, Wilmer Valderrama, Danny Masterson & Ashton Kutcher )||Nominated|
|2000||Teen Choice Award of Choice TV Actor||Nominated|
|2001||Teen Choice Award Choice TV Actor||Nominated|
|2002||Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actor - Comedy||Nominated|
|2004||Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actor - Comedy||Nominated|
|2013||The Beauty Inside||Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding New Approaches - Original Daytime Program or Series||Won|
Martin John Christopher Freeman is an English actor and comedian, known for portraying Bilbo Baggins in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit film trilogy (2012–2014), Tim Canterbury in the original UK version of sitcom mockumentary The Office (2001–2003), Dr. John Watson in the British crime drama Sherlock (2010–2017), and Lester Nygaard in the dark comedy-crime drama TV series Fargo (2014).
Laura Prepon is an American actress, director, and author. She rose to fame with her role as Donna Pinciotti in the Fox sitcom That '70s Show (1998–2006). She is also known for her portrayal of Alex Vause in the Netflix comedy-drama series Orange Is the New Black (2013–2019). Prepon made her film debut in 2001 with the independent drama Southlander. Her other films include the romantic drama Come Early Morning (2006), the comedy Lay the Favorite (2012), the thriller The Girl on the Train (2016), and the drama The Hero (2017).
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